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Dr. Susan J. Hillman SoTL Mini-Grant Recipients

Susan HillmanThe Dr. Susan J. Hillman SoTL Faculty mini-grants are named in honor of the founding director of UNE’s Center for the Enrichment of Teaching and Learning, now the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Susan Hillman was a full professor in the Education Department at the University of New England. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in Curriculum and Instruction and began her career in higher education in 1983, focusing on the areas of science pedagogy, mathematics pedagogy, school law, and general curriculum and instruction methodology. In 2014 she brought her passion for teaching and learning to CETL as its founding director. She advanced the mission of the center and increased faculty engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning through the development of the faculty mini-grant program.


2019-20 Recipients

  • Use of Pharmacists in Community to Assess Simulated Patient Counseling with Standardized Patients
    • Hailey Choi, College of Pharmacy
  • Beneficial effect of Background Music on Balancing Students’ Stress and Motivation in Dental Simulation Clinic
    • Yang Kang, College Dental Medicine
    • Lynn Brandsma, University Ambassador, (COM)
  • Writing Across the Nursing Curriculum
    • Debra Kramlich, WCHP, Department of Nursing
  • Phase 2: Does case-based experiential learning improve occupational therapy students’ clinical reasoning and the use of motor learning strategies?
    • Jane O’Brien, WCHP, Dept. of Occupational Therapy
    • Mary Beth Patnaude, WCHP, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Evaluation of attitudes, self-perceived competence, and knowledge of nutrition in UNECOM medical students, NEOMEN residents and faculty
    • Kathryn H. Thompson, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Douglas Spicer, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Exploring a kinesthetic approach to enhance learning in kinesiology and movement for occupational therapy students
    • Kristin Winston. WCHP, Department of Occupational Therapy

Past Recipients

2018-19

  • Using Hands-on Culinary Medicine Modules to Improve Acquisition and Retention of Nutrition Concepts for the Prevention and Treatment of Nutrition Related Disease
    • Kathryn Thompson, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Douglas Spicer, ​College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • The Effects of Note-taking on Learning and Retention
    • Kathryn Thompson, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Douglas Spicer, ​College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Go Fish: Increasing student engagement and performance in biochemistry laboratory learning outcomes through the use of fluorescent zebrafish
    • Deena Small, Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Yiben Wang, Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Development of a Mapping Protocol and Anatomy Education in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy
    • Mary Elizabeth Patnaude, Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions
  • Does case-based experiential learning improve occupational therapy students' clinical reasoning and use of motor learning strategies?
    • Jane O'Brien​, Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions
    • Mary Elizabeth Patnaude, ​Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions
  • Evaluating the Impacts of Peer Teaching on First-Year Student Transition, Engagement, and Interprofessional Learning
    • Collyn J. Baeder, Department of Health Wellness and Occupational Studies, Westbrook College of Health Professions
    • Karen Pardue, Westbrook College of Health Professions

2017-18

  • The effects of note-taking on learning and retention
    • Douglas Spicer, ​College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Kathryn Thompson, ​College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Investigating emotional intelligence, empathy, and teamwork experience in first-year medical students
    • Douglas Spicer, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Kathryn Thompson, ​College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Celia Mantovani, ​College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Ling Cao, ​​College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • The effectiveness of the immediate feedback assessment technique in improving pre-lecture preparation and course success
    • Patricia Long, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Efficacy of strategies to promote academic success for academically at-risk accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing students
    • Debra Kramlich, ​Department of Nursing, Westbrook College of Health Professions
    • Dana Law-Ham, Department of Nursing, Westbrook College of Health Professions
    • Kristin Holt, Department of Nursing, Westbrook College of Health Professions
    • Nora Krevans, Learning Specialist, Student Academic Success Center
  • Student competency in taking dental impressions fo patients with Parkinson Disease
    • Yang Kang, College of Dental Medicine
  • Brilliant, just can't talk to anyone: Does unrecognized autism disorder contribute to sub-optimal physician communication?
    • Stuart N. Damon, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Developing Interprofessional Competency through Collaborative Simulation Experiences
    • Lane Clarke, Department of Education, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Audrey Bartholomew, Department of Education, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Caryn Husman, Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions
    • Cyndi Amato, ​Department of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Caroline Beals​, Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions
  • Correlating Pharmacy students' stress levels with their stress perception and performance
    • Wallace Marsh, College of Pharmacy
    • Gurkishan S. Chadra, College of Pharmacy
    • Srindi Mohan, College of Pharmacy
  • Exploration of the educational benefits of team presentations by student participants of the "supervised student inter-professional pain clinic"
    • Ling Cao, ​College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Utilizing competency-based models to design applied practice experiences for the graduate-level Public Health students
    • Titilola Balogun, College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    • Richard Parent, College of Graduate and Professional Studies
    • Sharla Willis, College of Graduate and Professional Studies

2016-17